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Noun: carbon-14 dating
  1. A chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon 14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years
    - radiocarbon dating, carbon dating

Type of: dating, geological dating

Encyclopedia: Carbon-14 dating